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2 pointsThe 17-0 is talking about State Championships for Maryville compared to MJ. You responded with "At Home Might I add" Which Yes Maryville has 17 Gold Ball trophy's at their home if that's what your comment was about. If it was Maryville got beat 38-0 at home then you are not correct since they beat Oakland at Home last year and lost to them at Oakland
2 pointsThere is one thing to remember about this Tennessee- Texas debate. There wouldn’t even be a Texas if it wasn’t for Tennessee....just sayin....remember that Texans!
1 pointYou will see it but only from people trying to get a rise from someone. Anyone with half a brain knows that two days of practice is going to make that much of a difference.
1 pointI agree Oliver Springs will be another good football team this year and look for coalfield to be improved they returned quite a few players. I'm curious about Midway I'm hearing good things out there but I just don't know if they had the athletes to put it all on the field.
1 pointThanks for the vote of confidence and kind words. I absolutely enjoy the sport. However right now I still just want to coach. In my opinion, this position should be filled by someone who doesn't have to juggle time coaching and overseeing the state organization. The kids deserve it. Maybe one day... good Lord and wife willing.
1 pointTHE BIG ONES minus ONE. Hardin Valley Academy @ OAK RIDGE ....the Historic Jack Armstrong Stadium / BLANKENSHIP FIELD presents the first contest on the new Field Turf. The field looks sharp. The players are sharp. The Community is sharp. Lets ROLL WILDCATS ROLL! RWR! MY pick in a very tight game, Oak Ridge 24 Hawks of HVA 22. Thanks CoachT for doing the Contest. It adds to the enjoyment of the site.
1 pointFor a kid that is supposed to be 'over rated' MJ is doing a lot of crying and whining to the T$$AA about him changing schools.
1 pointThat is correct. The first playoff game I saw was 1983 in the old Astrodome. I could be wrong but I think Houston Yates was one of the teams and possibly Odessa Permian was the opponent. I think attendance was in the 40,000 range and it was not for the state championship. We had been at Rice for 1 week and had been on the road recruiting and we all got back in town on Friday afternoon and went to the game. Paid our own way so it was legal. I remember watching film at Richardson HS in Dallas. The coach was Winston Duke and he advised me to buy some boots. I wore a pair the next week when I visited! I didn't know UIL played by college rules at that time so it was different watching a HS game played by college rules. Recruited Texas for 7 years, Metroplex and west Texas. Apples and oranges when comparing Tennessee to Texas is an understatement.
1 pointIn the first half of the title game I saw Haywood move the football with lots of success against Greeneville. I highly doubt Haywood would have been able to score against Oakland. Oakland was by far and away the best defensive football team I saw this year. They could slow down just about anyone.